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Korean streamer has unique way of wishing viewer a happy birthday

Published: 4/Jan/2020 19:46

by Virginia Glaze

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A viewer in Korean Twitch streamer “bintokki’s” fanbase announced their  birthday — so, naturally, she roped in some outside help to wish them well on their special day.

While Twitch is often touted for the hilarious and unexpected moments that crop up during live broadcasts, not every moment is as wholesome as this one.

Bintokki, known for her League of Legends and Just Chatting streams, interrupted one of her broadcasts with a surprising assist.

bintokki, InstagramTwitch streamer “Bintokki” roped in some help to wish a viewer a happy birthday.

One of her viewers announced that it was their birthday during a January 3 stream — prompting Bintokki to wish them a happy birthday.

“It’s your birthday today?” she asked for confirmation — a question she followed up with a comparatively confusing query. “Should I tell my mom? It’s your birthday today? Okay, I’m gonna tell my mom.”

The streamer rose from her chair and disappeared from view, audibly conversing with her mother in another room regarding the situation.

Freepik.comRather than merely wishing her fan a happy birthday, Bintokki made their day extra special by asking her own mother for help.

She quickly reappeared to announce that her mom would help in congratulating the viewer on their special day, although she wasn’t keen on being on camera.

“Just for you, man,” Bintokki announced. “Happy birthday. Are you ready, mom?”

“Happy birthday!” her mom shouted, out of frame. She even went on to sing the birthday song, throwing in a few “hey, hey, hey’s!” in for good measure — prompting an outburst of laughter from her daughter.

Bintokki’s special birthday message marks the latest instance of moms appearing on Twitch, which have ranged from incredibly wholesome interactions to downright embarrassing moments, as in the case of streamer “goblincub,” who got exposed by her mother for not taking her studies at college very seriously after she seemed to boast about saving money.

Even streamer “Grahamalot‘s” mom got in a humorous jab, telling a hilarious childhood story about her son that involved his bathroom habits (thanks, mom).

No matter the case, it’s safe to say that parents always make for an interesting broadcast — for better or for worse!

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DrLupo announces all Twitch tips will be donated to charity

Published: 21/Nov/2020 1:25

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo is no stranger to philanthropy, but now he’s kicked it to a whole new level and decided to donate all future tips on his Twitch channel to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Popular streamers are widely considered to be a force for good. They entertain the masses and create tight-knit communities, and some have even made an effort to give something back.

Iman ‘Pokimane’ Anys, who was named the highest-earning female streamer this year, capped her donations to five dollars and urged fans to support other causes with the excess. 

Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg did something similar. Initially, he turned off donations completely. But then he had an even better idea. He turned them back on and started donating them all to charity.

Now, DrLupo is doing the same. The 33-year-old American Twitch star has been one of the platform’s most philanthropic streamers.

In 2018, he raised more than one million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Then, less than a year later, he doubled that and raised over two million dollars in a 24-hour stream.  Now, he’s at it again. 

DrLupo Twitch Tip Donate Cancer Research
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DrLupo is one of the most charitable and philanthropic Twitch streamers in the world.

DrLupo is hosting yet another Build Against Cancer stream. It’s happening between December 19 and December 20, and all donations will go to the same cause.

In addition, people can also buy an official t-shirt, with all proceeds donated to the cause. The sale numbers alone have already raised around $20,000, and it’s only going up.

DrLupo Twitch Tip Donate Cancer Research
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Build Against Cancer T-Shirts are selling like hot-cakes.

If that wasn’t enough, DrLupo has also gone above and beyond and made a permanent pledge. “Effective immediately, all tips to the channel will instead go directly to St. Jude via Tiltify,” he said. “This will be the case forever.”

“I’m incredibly lucky to have a community that has chosen to support me, my family, and many wonderful causes for so many years,” he added. “Helping those in need, like the children at St. Jude who fight cancer every day, is very important to me.”

Last but not least, DrLupo also said he’s working with sponsors to organize prizes that will be given to random viewers who made a donation each month. It’s a way to give back to his community as well as thank viewers for supporting the cause.

In the end, nobody expects streamers to be charitable and philanthropic, even the most successful ones. It isn’t a requirement after all. But people are thrilled to see so many of them lift their game, and the support has been tremendous.